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Ike and Tina Turner during their UK tour with the Rolling Stones in 1966.

The Supremes, the Miracles, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Martha and the Vandellas arrive in London for the Tamla-Motown Revue tour of the UK, March 1965.

The tour was an important milestone in Motown’s international expansion. Starting at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, the tour proceeded to 20 other venues in 21 days, including the Wigan ABC, Newcastle City Hall and the Odeon, Glasgow. Two performances a night were scheduled; ticket sales outside London were so poor that Georgie Fame was added to the bill in an attempt to broaden the show’s appeal.

Elizabeth Taylor and her son Michael Wilding Jr in London, September 1969.

Brian Jones photographed by

Ethan Russell

at Cotchford Farm

in England, 1969.

Ethan Russell:

“I found myself driving through the green hills of Sussex to visit Brian Jones in his new house. With some fanfare, Brian had just bought the country home of A. A. Milne, the creator of Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh. To me it seemed somehow perfect that this blond-haired rock and roller should have inherited the house of Pooh. For Brian, with his blond pageboy haircut, looked like a fully-grown Christopher Robin…..This was sacrilegious of course but that’s what he was — we were — doing, wasn’t it? He was a Rolling Stone doing Rolling Stone things!”

Diana Ross and Brian Jones at the John Bull’s restaurant in King’s Road, Chelsea on January 28, 1968.

Malcolm X, African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist seen here shortly after his visit to Marshall Street in Smethwick on

February 12, 1965. The human rights activist visited Smethwick, near Birmingham, which had become a byword for racial division following the 1964 general election. Malcolm X was assassinated nine days later on his return to the United States.

(Photos by Birmingham Post and Mail Archive/Mirrorpix)

Cicely Tyson promoting her film “Sounder” in London on February 19, 1973.

American film actor Humphrey Bogart with his wife, actress

Lauren Bacall at the Savoy in London, 1951.

Eartha Kitt at the ‘Talk of the Town’ cabaret restaurant in London, 1962.

Muhammad Ali with his brother Rahman Ali and fellow boxer Jimmy Ellis during an early morning training session in London, May 1963.

Ali was preparing for his upcoming fight against British heavyweight Henry Cooper

at Wembley on June 18, 1963.